Asperger's Syndrome is one of the many mental conditions on the autism spectrum, most of which are simply too characteristic and yet non-impairing to have a category of their own. Asperger's Syndrome causes the afflicted to be less understood and less able to understand others. Unlike most autism spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome does not imply a learning disability. On the contrary, children that exhibit symptoms of this condition usually excel at educational tasks. The negative side of Asperger's syndrome is that it greatly impairs social interaction, to the point where almost each encounter can be extremely awkward. For Asperger's syndrome, there is no better treatment than forced socialization. Since the afflicted exhibit odd behavior when interacting with others, the best way to get them to understand and respect the actual flow of the conversation is to be able to feel it eventually. There's a constant and almost unchanging tone and pitch that follows the speech of every individual affected by Asperger's syndrome. The additional fact that these individuals fail to read body language and understand reactions properly also contributes to the overall awkwardness of their conversations. This type of behavior makes them seem less empathetic, while that's usually far from the truth. Besides these few downsides of Asperger's, there are numerous benefits of its sufferers that make them unique in society, such as their wordiness and an extremely expanded vocabulary.
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